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"The Black Man Can Awards" Comes To Atlanta Celebrating Black Male Excellence Father's Day Weekend
TheBlackManCan Awards celebrates the dynamic and inspiring work of Black men and boys across the nation and black diaspora. To date, TheBlackManCan Awards has honored over 60 men and boys whose diverse achievements and dedication to community development promotes black male excellence at it highest pinnacle, and wants to continue to honor and shine the spotlight on the amazing black men who are continuing to make a difference. The host venue for the event is Morehouse College, the nation's only historically black college for men.
The event will feature a curated art exhibit, live performances by Anthony David (Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter)
Produced by The Resource Guild, this event seeks to promote black male excellence and fill a void in the marketplace by providing positive images for youth. Event organizers say that black men are not very often associated with brilliance, although countless black men across the country exude excellence in ways that are impacting culture globally as well as locally.
"It is an honor for TheBlackManCan Awards first, live show to take place in Atlanta on the campus of my alma mater, Morehouse College," said Brandon Frame, founder of TheBlackManCan. "We are excited to celebrate the genius and savoir faire of black men and boys. It is our mission to celebrate kings. It is going to be a night to remember as we shine a light on black men and boys who embody excellence, leadership, vision and drive."
TheBlackManCan Awards will also present a new recognition to black women, the "TheBlackWomanCan"
2018 TheBlackManCan Award Honorees
Afemo Omilami - Legacy Award
Terence Lester - Rising Star Award
Dr.Jimmy A.Cheek - My Brothers Keeper Award
Rennie Curran - More Than Stats Award
Chris Classic - Trailblazer Award
Q.Parker and Sharlinda Parker - Falling Black in Love Award
Rashan Ali - The Black Woman Can Award
Dondre Anderson - Father of the Year Award
Keon Berry - Campus King Award
Solomon Dobbs - Scholar Athlete Award
Jonah Ruffin - King in the Making
2018 TheBlackManCan Award Live Performances
Anthony David - Singer/Songwriter
ABYSS - Poet
Mr.Daniel Dickey - Singer/Songwriter
Malik Champlain - Poet
The Singing Brothers of Stilwell - Vocal Ensemble
Nehemiah the Redeemer - Rapper
TheBlackManCan is committed to reflecting the positive images of black boys and men of color across the nation. For donations or ticket purchases, visit https://theblackmancanawards.splashthat.com/
For more information on TheBlackManCan, visit www.theblackmancan.com
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Media Contact: The Resource Guild
ABOUT THE BLACK MAN CAN
Started as a blog, over the last seven years TBMC has evolved in a conscious social community that reflects positive images of black boys and men of color. Raw in our reflections, we are here to show the world that a positive image is not always about being polished, but it is about being intentional — intentional in doing good, intentional in always striving to be your best self, and intentional in not being who others think you are but being who you are. We are architects, constructing a framework for how the world perceives, interacts and embraces men and boys of color--taking us from a world of you can't to a world that truly believes we can.
ABOUT MOREHOUSE COLLEGE
Ranked America's fifth "Most Entrepreneurial College" by Forbes Magazine in 2015, Morehouse College is the nation's largest liberal arts college for men. Founded in 1867, the College enrolls approximately 2,200 students and is the nation's largest producer of black men who go on to receive doctorates. Historically, Morehouse also has conferred more bachelor's degrees on black men than any other institution in the world. Morehouse College is one of the two top producers of Rhodes Scholars among HBCUs. Prominent alumni include: Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General; Shelton "Spike" Lee, award-winning American filmmaker; Maynard H. Jackson, the first African American mayor of Atlanta; and Jeh Johnson, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. Morehouse currently has more than 16,000 alumni in 40 states and 14 countries. For more information, visit www.morehouse.edu.